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PHOTOS: Federal Hill Columbus Day Festival and Parade

Some photos from the Federal Hill Columbus Day Festival and Parade today:

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All photos by Jef Nickerson

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7 Responses to PHOTOS: Federal Hill Columbus Day Festival and Parade

  1. Tony P October 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    I’m so glad I don’t live on Atwells Ave anymore. That Parade and Festival becomes a pretty big annoyance after 16 years.

  2. Corey October 13, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    I’m interested in how things like kettle corn and cotton candy manage to find their way into every festival on earth, regardless of the occasion.

    I’m also annoyed at how some people people (read: Brown) get off on chastising everyone for celebrating a racist holiday, without even considering the ethnic heritage of the people who are celebrating it. Happy Columbus Day!

  3. Jack October 13, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    What’s wrong with Kettle Corn? The stuff’s great and any occasion to buy a bag should be celebrated. On a more technical note, the stuff that they sell is actually Caramel Corn, not Kettle Corn. There’s a difference.

  4. Jim October 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    So the stuff they make in the kettle while they’re selling it isn’t kettle corn? What’s the difference?

  5. Jack October 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Caramel Corn is popcorn covered in caramel, sometimes flavored with only a mild saltiness.
    Kettle Corn is popcorn that is mixed with granulated sugar and therefore mildly sweet with a more balanced saltiness as opposed to the Caramel kind.

  6. Jim October 14, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Most of the stuff at these fairs (much like at Waterfire) is true kettle corn.

  7. dave October 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Where did the photos disappear to?

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